do it is an exhibition unlike any other the Museum has hosted. Rather than an exhibition of objects created by artists, do it is a collection of conceptual instructions provided by artists and implemented by the community.
We thank Mike Peters, videographer, for capturing the three instructions that were ephemeral performances.
This project was created by dancers Titilayo Derricotte, Tiara Knox, and drummer Roderick Jackson during two 25-minute performances as part of the opening celebration of do it on September 10. This video is an excerpt of both performances; full-length performances are available at montclairartmuseum.org/jonas. The artist instruction reads:
Joan Jonas "Instruction" (2002)
dance with a large piece of chalk
mark up the nearest surface and pay attention to the movement of your feet
The opening of the do it exhibition was celebrated during the Member’s Brunch and Exhibition Preview, and Lawn Party on September 10, 2016. The artist instruction reads:
Amalia Pica, "Throw A Party," 2012
A party of any kind.
A party of any size.
Make sure you provide your guests with:
– Fine entertainment
– Good music
– Paper confetti
When the party is over, sweep all of the confetti to one side of the space, evenly distributing confetti along the entire length of the wall where it meets the floor.
This project was created by children from Succeed2gether with MAM educator Rachel Cohen. This ball was ceremoniously rolled into the Museum during the MAM Lawn Party on September 10 when this video was made. The artist instruction reads:
Michelangelo Pistoletto "Sculpture for Strolling" (1995)
After reading the daily newspaper, immerse it in water then form a small sphere by compressing the wet newspaper with
Enlarge the sphere by adding new daily newspapers soaked in water. Continue this procedure until the sphere is a meter in
When well dried out, roll the newspaper sphere outside in the streets and the squares as a “sculpture for strolling.”
Every public institution that realizes Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Sculpture for Strolling” in the do it context, in which daily newspapers appear on the surface, can use the sphere permanently after the exhibition.
The results, and the documents in all forms of use and interaction, must be sent to Michelangelo Pistoletto, via Serralunga 27
13900 BIELLA, Italia, Tel 0039 015 26324.
This right, extending beyond the limited time of the exhibition is bestowed by the artist upon payment of U.S. $3,000.00 in the following account: # 18298, Banca Brignone, Via Alfieri 17, 10121 Torino, (I), Bank Code 03060/01000.